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Roasted Squash Penne Recipe

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This recipe for Roasted Squash Penne, by , is from Grandominico/Doritty Family & Friends Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dawn Lucas-Carlson
Added: Sunday, February 13, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons dried sage
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup half-and-half
3 scallions including green tops, chopped
3/4 pound penne
1/4 pound sliced smoked ham, such as Black Forest, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Directions:
Directions:
1. Heat the oven to 450. Put the squash on a large baking sheet and toss with the oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, the pepper, and sage. Spread the squash out in a single layer. Roast, turning occasionally, until tender and starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, stir together the mascarpone, half-and-half, scallions, and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt.

3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne until just done, about 13 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta-cooking water and drain. Return the pasta to the hot pan. Stir in the squash, mascarpone sauce, and ham. If the sauce seems too thick, add some of the reserved pasta-cooking water. Serve topped with the Parmesan.

Variations
Instead of butternut squash, roast cubes of another winter squash, such as pumpkin or acorn squash--or try roasting cubed sweet potatoes.

Quick from Scratch Vegetable Main Dishes, Food & Wine, JANUARY 1998


Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
40 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make without the sage and half and half and use frozen roasted butternut squash (Ohio), replace turkey bacon for the smoked ham, and add chicken

 

 

 

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